Stereograph of a deceased Confederate soldier in a trench

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Photograph by
Roche, Thomas C., 1826 - 1895
Published by
E. and H.T. Anthony and Company, American, founded 1852
Subject of
Unidentified Man or Men
Confederate States of America, 1861 - 1865
Medium
albumen and silver on paper, cardboard, and adhesive
Dimensions
H x W: 3 3/8 × 7 in. (8.6 × 17.8 cm)
Type
stereographs
Place depicted
Petersburg, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Date
1865
Description
This albumen print stereograph depicts the body of an unidentified deceased Confederate States of America soldier lying in a muddy trench with his head nearest the camera. Two people are standing above the trench in the background and are out of focus of the camera. The albumen print is adhered to yellow cardboard. The words "PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY" are printed vertically along the left edge of the mount, while the words "'THE WAR FOR THE UNION" are printed vertically on the right edge. Beneath the photograph is text reading "Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1865 by E. & H. T. Anthony & Co. in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the U.S. for the So. District of New York." A piece of blue paper is adhered to the reverse of the mount with a three cent stamp adhered to left side of the paper. Text printed on the paper in black ink indicates this photograph was taken on April 2, 1865 after the battle of Petersburg, Virginia.
Topic
African American
Military
Photography
Slavery
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from the Liljenquist Family Collection
Object number
2015.222.14
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title
Liljenquist Family Collection
Classification
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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